Author Archives: Gaslamp Foundation

Education Programs at the GQHF

The Gaslamp Museum offers a range of school programs that can be adapted from preschool through high school. Each program has been designed to highlight an important aspect of the Gaslamp and Downtown San Diego’s history. The Davis-Horton House is a time capsule of early San Diego living history. All tour rates are based on a minimum […]

Dead Center in the Old Red-light District

The Marin Hotel 1888 552 Fifth Avenue Architectural Style: Victorian Architect: Unknown John Nelson Young arrived in San Diego in 1869 aboard the steamship Orizaba from San Francisco. He immediately started a furniture and undertaking business with his brothers in a small wooden building on “H” Street (now Market St.) near Fifth Avenue known as […]

The History of a Historian

Bancroft Building/ Aztec Theatre             1886 665 Fifth Avenue Architectural Style: Modern  Architect: Clinton Day Some of the most innocuous buildings have the most interesting stories, and some of their owners are often more intriguing than the buildings themselves. Such may be the case of the Bancroft building, a modest almost plain building in the heart […]

#GivingTuesday

  Black Friday. Small Business Saturday. Museum Store Sunday. Cyber Monday…. and #GivingTuesday.   With the largest shopping weekend of the year close upon us, the Gaslamp Quarter Historical Foundation wants to remind you of the event that finishes it off. December 3, Giving Tuesday.   What is it?   #GivingTuesday is the opening day […]

It’s Giving Weekend!

*November 30th is Small Business Saturday and *December 1st is Museum Store Sunday Support your local community non-profit museum this season! Every purchase you make goes towards helping the Gaslamp Quarter Historical Foundation protect and preserve the architecture, history, and culture of the Gaslamp Quarter. Visit us this weekend and you will find new and […]